Archive for August, 2006

Basel Convention

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Secretariat of the Basel Convention, United Nations Environment Progamme:
http://www.basel.int

A central goal of the Basel Convention is [..] to protect human health and the environment by minimizing hazardous waste production whenever possible […] through an “integrated life-cycle approach”, which involves strong controls from the generation of a hazardous waste to its storage, transport, treatment, reuse, recycling, recovery and final disposal.

WEEE and RoHS

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/weee_index.htm

Here you can find links to RoHS [2002/95/CE] e RAEE [2002/96/CE] european directives, for hazardous chemicals’ reduction and electronic waste’s management.
see also:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_waste
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waste_Electrical_and_Electronic_Equipment_Directive
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoHS

Greenpeace

Saturday, August 5th, 2006
greenpeacetoxictech.jpg

…greenpeace.org/international/press/reports/toxic-tech-chemicals-in-elec
for a general introduction about risks connected to the lack of control in technological waste’s management, and to the use of toxic or hazardous chemicals. A wide bibliography is provided.
See also:

…www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/toxics/electronics